Dr Rebecca Lawton

Senior Research Fellow

Qualifications: BSc Hons (Otago), PhD (James Cook University)

Research Interests

  • Aquaculture
  • Bioremediation
  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Environmental Technology
  • Freshwater Systems
  • Marine Systems
  • Wastewater Treatment


Ecology; Environment; Environmental Science and Technology

Recent Publications

  • Lawton, R. J., Glasson, C. R. K., Novis, P. M., Sutherland, J. E., & Magnusson, M. E. (2021). Productivity and municipal wastewater nutrient bioremediation performance of new filamentous green macroalgal cultivars. Journal of Applied Phycology. doi:10.1007/s10811-021-02595-w

  • Nepper-Davidsen, J., Magnusson, M., Glasson, C. R. K., Ross, P. M., & Lawton, R. J. (2021). Implications of genetic structure for aquaculture and cultivar translocation of the Kelp Ecklonia radiata in Northern New Zealand. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8. doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.749154

  • Lawton, R. J., Sutherland, J. E., Glasson, C. R. K., & Magnusson, M. E. (2021). Selection of temperate Ulva species and cultivars for land-based cultivation and biomass applications. Algal Research, 56. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2021.102320

  • Kidgell, J. T., Carnachan, S. M., Magnusson, M., Lawton, R. J., Sims, I. M., Hinkley, S. F. R., . . . Glasson, C. R. K. (2021). Are all ulvans equal? A comparative assessment of the chemical and gelling properties of ulvan from blade and filamentous Ulva. Carbohydrate Polymers, 264. doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2021.118010

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: SP:H.1.02
Phone: +64 7 578 5936
Cellphone: 022 017 8133